Sixty-nine percent of New Zealand households say they have at least one unconnected mobile phone. This means there are more than a million unconnected mobile phones gathering dust in drawers and cupboards in households around New Zealand.

RE:MOBILE is a New Zealand mobile phone recycling scheme which donates all proceeds to Sustainable Coastlines. When you recycle your mobile phone with RE:MOBILE, over 95% of the materials in your mobile phone can be extracted and used again in other items such as jewellery and electronics. This reduces the need for new materials to be mined and manufactured. It also keeps hazardous materials out of landfill.

It’s FREE to recycle your mobile phone with RE:MOBILE. You’ll need to disconnect the phone from any cloud service and complete a factory reset to erase any data, and remove the sim card. Leave the battery in, and switch off the phone.

There are over 400 drop off locations around New Zealand, or you can freepost or courier them to RE:MOBILE.